Insurance multimillionaire and UKIP donor Arron Banks has confirmed that he will stand in the June 08 general election which Prime Minister Theresa May called for on Tuesday.
The business tycoon who bankrolled the Leave.EU Brexit campaign answered in the affirmative when asked on Twitter if he will run against incumbent Clacton MP Douglas Carswell.
Banks, who left UKIP in March, will meet with Nigel Farage and party officials to discuss whether he should stand for the political organisation, according to a report by The Guardian.
Andy Wigmore, Banks’s spokesman, told the publication that the insurance tycoon had vowed to launch his campaign in Clacton on Thursday whether or not he was adopted as UKIP candidate.
“Whether Banks stands as an independent, Patriotic Alliance or UKIP, those things are all up for discussion,” The Guardian quoted Wigmore as saying.